July 09, 2003

Fragments on Speed

Zing! The new system has shipped. Mr. Dell will be sending my third computer since 1995, when I upgraded from a 386/40MB memory to 200MHz/? MB RAM, and now from 400MHz/128MB RAM and 13.2GB HD to 2.8GHz/1GB RAM and 120GB storage. In four or five more years, when I upgrade the next time, will there be functions and uses for a computer that are not even imagined today, or just the inexorable creep into faster speeds and more storage? Now the limiting factor for putting all this new speed to use is going to be my dial-in 56K net connection. DSL is available, even here in the boonies, but I'll have to wait for the sticker shock from this new, unanticipated expense to numb up a bit. And then maybe consider cancelling the monthly DISH TV fees to keep in budget. We'll see.

Posted by fred1st at July 9, 2003 07:13 AM | TrackBack
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Went all out didn't you!
I'm jealous.
personally tho, I'm lusting after those new powermacs.

-Jeremiah

Posted by: Jeremiah at July 9, 2003 03:46 PM

Welcome to the Whoosh Age!

Posted by: Joel at July 10, 2003 03:23 AM

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